winsor mccay, his amazing animations & little nemo in google-land
Winsor Zenic McCay (September 26, 1869 – July 26, 1934) was an American cartoonist and animator, best known for the comic strip Little Nemo (begun 1905) and the animated cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur (1914). For legal reasons, he worked under the pen name Silas on the comic strip Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.
A prolific artist, McCay’s pioneering early animated films far outshone the work of his contemporaries, and set a standard followed by Walt Disney and others in later decades. His comic strip work has influenced generations of artists, including creators such as William Joyce, André LeBlanc, Moebius, Maurice Sendak, Chris Ware and Bill Watterson.
On October 15th, 2012, Google showed an animated Doodle for the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland. The Google Doodle was the first of its kind to feature an interactive, motion picture comic strip.
more great animation after the jump…